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Urumqi is the capital of Xinjiang Autonomous Uighur Province. It is a very new city - the cluster of skyscrapers comes as something as a shock after driving through the desert from Turpan.
The tourist highlight is probably the museum where you can see the mummies found in the Taklamaklan desert.
Urumqi has the dubious distinction of being the city anywhere in the world that is furthest from the sea, a fact which worried me slightly when I was served prawns in a local restaurant!
- Pros:Great museum, and nice park
- Cons:Not much in the way of historical buildings
- In a nutshell:Skyscrapers in the middle of the desert
There is a good view of the city from the Red Hill Park. For an even better view, you can go up inside the bit pagoda... more travel advice
Our local guide more or less obliged us to go to two government-run souvenir shops on our way to the airport, saying... more travel advice
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